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Leyden township, IL map Land area: 19.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 94,685 (all urban)
Males: 46,564  (49.2%)
Females: 48,121  (50.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 93,998 (66,193 owner occupied, 27,805 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

33%


Races in Leyden township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 71.6%
  • Black: 1.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 3.0%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 22.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.2%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 36.1
Median age of females: 37.8

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Average household size: 2.71

Leyden township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.32

Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,463 ($45,856 in 1999)
This township:

$52,463
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $817 (lower quartile is $738, upper quartile is $935)
Here:

$817
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $260,244 (it was $153,500 in 2000)
Leyden township:

$260,244
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $205,546 - $306,770

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $272,588
Here:

$272,588
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $273,367
Here:

$273,367
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $343,374
Here:

$343,374
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $394,791
Here:

$394,791
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $207,577
Here:

$207,577
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $109,960
Here:

$109,960
State:

$35,670
Population density: 4772 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.0%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Number of foreign born residents: 26,506 (39% naturalized citizens)

Leyden township:  28.0%
State:  12.3%

65% of Leyden township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 88% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 60186
  • Northeast: 805
  • Midwest: 3037
  • South: 2243
  • West: 865

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $135,800

Leyden township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Leyden township, Illinois:

  • 599 people in nursing homes
  • 70 people in religious group quarters
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,189
  • One, attached: 577
  • Two: 1,811
  • 3 or 4: 2,600
  • 5 to 9: 4,665
  • 10 to 19: 2,904
  • 20 to 49: 1,588
  • 50 or more: 1,240
  • Mobile homes: 54

Median worth of mobile homes: $82,500


Housing units in Leyden township with a mortgage: 12,162 (1,212 second mortgage, 1,612 home equity loan, 26 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,676

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 65
  • 1995 to 1998: 323
  • 1990 to 1994: 564
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,463
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,748
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,916
  • 1950 to 1959: 10,599
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,362
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,588

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Leyden township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 102
  • 2 rooms: 196
  • 3 rooms: 904
  • 4 rooms: 2,398
  • 5 rooms: 6,107
  • 6 rooms: 5,931
  • 7 rooms: 3,746
  • 8 rooms: 1,909
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,500

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Leyden township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 691
  • 2 rooms: 1,111
  • 3 rooms: 3,712
  • 4 rooms: 3,585
  • 5 rooms: 1,727
  • 6 rooms: 674
  • 7 rooms: 273
  • 8 rooms: 75
  • 9 or more rooms: 61

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Leyden township:

  • no bedroom: 194
  • 1 bedroom: 1,057
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,569
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,753
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,371
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 849

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Leyden township:

  • no bedroom: 797
  • 1 bedroom: 4,914
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,608
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,361
  • 4 bedrooms: 208
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 21

Cars and other vehicles available in Leyden township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 1,429
  • 1 vehicle: 7,212
  • 2 vehicles: 9,239
  • 3 vehicles: 3,218
  • 4 vehicles: 1,316
  • 5 or more vehicles: 379

Cars and other vehicles available in Leyden township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2,080
  • 1 vehicle: 6,057
  • 2 vehicles: 3,098
  • 3 vehicles: 487
  • 4 vehicles: 136
  • 5 or more vehicles: 51

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (10%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Health care (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Computer and electronic products (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Leyden township:

  • Polish (19.7%)
  • Italian (18.9%)
  • German (9.6%)
  • Irish (7.2%)
  • United States or American (2.6%)
  • English (1.7%)
  • Greek (1.4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (33%)
  • Poland (29%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (3%)
  • India (3%)
  • Greece (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 34,392 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 5,169 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 847 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 53 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 506 (1%)
  • Railroad: 1,086 (2%)
  • Taxi: 42 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 17 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 104 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,219 (3%)
  • Other means: 224 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 592 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Leyden township, Illinois:

  • 599 people in nursing homes
  • 70 people in religious group quarters
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

58.9% of residents of Leyden township speak English at home.
19.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
19.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (44% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 94,025
  • In family households: 81,472 (17,845 male householders, 6,116 female householders)
    18,552 spouses, 30,534 children (29,173 natural, 460 adopted, 901 stepchildren), 1,704 grandchildren, 1,541 brothers or sisters, 1,316 parents, 2,419 other relatives, 1,445 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,553 (5,022 male householders (4,070 living alone)), 5,717 female householders (5,104 living alone)), 1,814 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 689 (597 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 8,397 2-persons, 5,650 3-persons, 5,108 4-persons, 2,846 5-persons, 1,293 6-persons, 667 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 9,174 1-person, 1,351 2-persons, 159 3-persons, 37 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 5 6-persons,

16,818 married couples with children.
3,665 single-parent households (898 men, 2,767 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,560
Here:

15.3%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 830
Here:

14.5%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,269
Here:

27.6%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Leyden township:

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